Spurs finally appear to be appointing a new striker.
Tottenham Hotspur have agreed a deal with Valencia for striker Roberto Soldado as the north London side seek to improve their attack, confirmed on the club’s website.
The Spaniard was the fourth highest scorer in La Liga last season with 24 goals and has a prolific record with Los Che since joining the team from Getafe three years ago.
At 28-years-old the forward is hardly a signing for the future, but Spurs will be hoping Soldado can come straight into the squad and make an instant impact.
Last season manager Andre Villas-Boas had to cope with only Jermain Defoe and Emmanuel Adebayor as first team strikers at White Hart Lane and critics thought that was the reason Tottenham couldn’t go all the way in the Europa League and in making the top four.
Soldado is a product of the youth system at Real Madrid, although never broke the side at the Santiago Bernabeu and eventually only made 16 first team appearances for Los Blancos.
Two successful years at Getafe earned the Spain international a move to the Mestalla Stadium in 2010 and in three seasons at the club the attacker has scored 82 goals in all competitions.
The striker has also emerged in recent times as the favourite to lead the line for the national team (when Spain aren’t using Cesc Fabregas as a ‘false nine’ that is) ahead of Fernando Torres.
During the recent Confederations Cup tournament Soldado played two matches and scored one goal and was also the only Spaniard playing in La Liga picked for the squad who didn’t play for Madrid or Barcelona.